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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Rollover Side Curtain Air Bags

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP15004

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: June 11, 2015
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags: Roll Protection
    Air Bags:Side/Window

    Summary: The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received a petition requesting an investigation of alleged defects that can cause occupant ejections during rollover crashes in certain General Motors vehicles.The petition alleges the defects allow second and third row occupants to be ejected despite the deployment of rollover side curtain air bags.The petition cites a 2011 Texas crash involving a model year 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, which allegedly resulted in multiple occupants to be ejected.One of the ejected occupants was fatally injured.ODI's preliminary review of its consumer complaint data found no similar reports of occupant ejections on 2007-2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon vehicles.ODI also reviewed Early Warning Reporting data submitted by General Motors.A defect petition has been opened to evaluate the issue and make a grant or deny decision.The petition document has been added to the public file for this investigation and can be viewed at

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